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That Belfast Girl reviews.... Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation


My new Naked Skin Foundation just hanging out with my Next Diffuser (which smells gorgeous!)

I am a very fussy foundation girl. I have very normal skin but I am prone to the odd spot (and hormonal oiliness, ew), especially if products contain talc. I have been very loyal to my Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation for the past few years but it is quite medium-full coverage. My skin has really improved the past few months so I felt I would like to try something more buildable. I was kindly invited down to the Urban Decay counter in Belfast and had my makeup done by the lovely counter manager. They kindly gave me a Naked Skin Foundation to try out. I've been using it for a few weeks and I've been largely impressed. It is the most buildable foundation I've ever used. I use my Real Techniques Buffing Brush after I've applied some of the foundation to the back of my hand. Unike my Laura Mercier foundation, Naked Skin is very runny which lends itself to being worked into the skin and built up. I am the colour number 2.0; definitely go  in and get colour matched. The girls at the Belfast counter are lovely and have plenty of little samples for you to try (which I always think is important for a foundation!). I have been using this foundation, along with L'Oreal Perfect Match concealer and Hello Flawless powder from Benefit. It takes about 6 hours before I need any touch ups which I think is grand as I would usually touch up mid-afternoon. I also like Naked Skin as it doesn't feel heavy on the skin. It also has skin nourishing ingredients which have reported to improve skin appearance without makeup. This isn't something I'd ever seek out but it's a great bonus!
I posted this picture to Instagram of me wearing the foundation a few weeks ago... I feel like it gives fantastic coverage considering the light weight texture of the foundation.
Overall, I think I'm converted to Naked Skin! I'm not giving up on my Laura Mercier but I think it will be reserved for certain occasions where it needs to be long lasting. I love the dewy finish of Naked Skin and think it is perfect for summer. It retails for £27 for 30mls so it's also great value for money as a little goes a long way.
G x